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Schedule For PokerStars Pros Vs FTP Professionals

NAPT Mohegan Sun S1_$25K Bounty Shootout_Day1 _Joe GironFull Tilt Poker has recently revealed all of the details for the upcoming challenge between three of the PokerStars Team pros headed by Daniel Negreanu and Gus Hansen and the other “Professionals” of Full Tilt Poker.

The challenge was thought up by Negreanu after he and Gus Hansen had been exchanging some friendly banter on Twitter. Hansen initially started things when he wanted to remind Negreanu of a massive $600k pot he once won from his opponent live on television. Negreanu then replied by laughing at Gus Hansen’s recent high stakes form online in 2013 before releasing a video blog/challenge at Hansen.

Once Hansen had accepted the challenge, Negreanu then released yet another video revealing the two other PokerStars Pros he had chosen to team up with, meaning that it would be Negreanu, Isaac Haxton and Bertrand Grospellier up against the “Professionals” of Full Tilt Poker. He left it to Hansen to then settle things with Full Tilt Poker and his team, whilst allowing Hansen to also choose the matchups.

Well, we now have the official dates and matchups for the challenge, with it being held on the 10th of March. The three matchups will be held separately on Full Tilt Poker, with the schedule looking like this:

• Viktor “Isildur1″ Blom up against Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier – 10:00 ET

• Tom “durrrr” Dwan up against Isaac “luvtheWNBA” Haxton – 13:00 ET

• Gus “Gus Hansen” Hansen up against Daniel “KidPoker” Negreanu – 16:00 ET

Each matchup will consist of a best out of three heads up challenge with there being blinds that increase every fifteen minutes and each player starting with 3,000 chips.

The winners of each matchup will win a $50k payout from their opponent whilst the overall winning team will receive $10k per player from the opposition poker site. The team who manages to win the most challenges will be declared the winner.

Each player will then be going on to take part in the EPT London, which is actually going to be where the players will be playing this challenge.

We already cannot wait to see which of our two favourite poker rooms will come out on top in this challenge, though we have to admit that the “Professionals” look very good on paper. Negreanu isn’t really noted for his online game, though in a heads up format he shouldn’t have too many problems. Haxton is an online heads up specialist so should give his team a good boost, whilst again Grospellier is more of a live tournament player.

 

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